Family Friendly Events for October 

 

We have a great new month of family events coming up for October! Spring has arrived, school holidays are here and Halloween just around the corner. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of October, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our full list of exciting events around Perth including kids discos, festivals and outdoor events, school holiday activities and more for the whole family.

 

Bricktober 2023

Bricktober is an exhibition of models built from LEGO®. It is an annual event, that all profits from go back to supporting some amazing causes, including providing LEGO® Playtubs for local schools to enhance the learning experience for their students. Featuring an array of fun activities that the entire family can enjoy, including LEGO® building competitions, driving Technic® models and large interactive zone.
 
Bricktober is celebrating its 10th year in 2023 and will be held over the weekend of 7th and 8th October at Curtin University. 
 
Family Passes (4 People) are only $45. 
 
Please visit our website for more information www.bricktober.info

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Children’s Week 2023 – Bullsbrook Community Event

This year we are opening Children’s Week with a community event in Kingsford Estate – Brookbank Drive, Bullsbrook.

Celebrating “Children have the right to relax, play and take part in activities they enjoy”

You’re invited to join us at our Bullsbrook Community Event on Saturday 21st October 2023 from 10am – 2pm. This year’s event will be jam packed full of FREE, fun activities for the whole family. Celebrating Children’s Week, connecting with family, community and nature!

All made possible thanks to the support of City of Swan, Kingsford Estate, Lotterywest and Department of Communities.

There will HEAPS to do and and it’s all FREE!

  • – Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
  • – Rock Climbing
  • – Hip Hop Workshop
  • – Nature Walks
  • – Art Projects
  • – Community Stalls
  • – Food Trucks
  • and much more…

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169th Toodyay Agricultural Show

169th Toodyay Agricultural Show – A Fun Filled Day For The Whole Family! Gates open 9am, Saturday 7 October.   Get ready to make memories set against the backdrop of WA’s most picturesque showground (in our humble opinion!) with an all-day live music soundtrack. The town’s rich agricultural heritage and community creativity shines through the wide variety of displays and exhibits. Free face painting and glitter tattoos mean the kids will stand out from the crowd. Classic country markets, sideshow alley and interactive stalls ensure there’s something for everyone. The gourmet gathering of food vans and family-friendly Terrace Bar offer oodles of refreshing nourishment options. The day culminates with the bedazzling Bendigo fireworks after the sun goes down.

  • Adults $15
  • Concession/children $5
  • Under 6 free
  • Membership $25 (2 adult tix + perks!)

  This year the AvonLink Show Special train journey – www.transwa.wa.gov.au/plan-your-journey/train-lines/avonlink – comes with an entertaining puzzle bag! www.toodyayagshow.com.au www.facebook.com/toodyayagriculturalsociety

 

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Little Feet Festival

Little Feet Festival is Perth’s favourite free extravaganza for kids of all ages. At this year’s festival, dive into an Octopus’s Garden, where the sea meets the soil, and The Beatles dance with the sea snails!  

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Kids Under the Sea Disco at Mt Henry Tavern

Book now for the kids Under the Sea Disco at the Mt Henry Tavern plus 1 child eats free with every adult meal purchased.  Book Now

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Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah

The GIANTS OF MANDURAH is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife. Begin at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre and choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each of Thomas’ hidden Giants. Collect clues along the way to reveal the location of the final Giant, but shhhhh…..don’t tell anybody else. The GIANTS OF MANDURAH has been initiated and produced by FORM Building a State of Creativity and delivered in collaboration with the City of Mandurah. The project is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Lotterywest. Visitors will have plenty of time to explore the GIANTS OF MANDURAH, which will be on display for at least 12 months from 12 November 2022. For more information visit giantsofmandurah.com.au.   

Read the Buggybuddys review of the Giants of Mandurah   

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Room on the Broom – Live in Perth

TICKETS SELLING FAST! Join the witch and her cat on a magical, musical LIVE adventure, when Room on the Broom returns to Perth for the October holidays. Don’t miss out, book now.

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Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival 2023

🎉 We’re thrilled to announce the much-awaited Bull & Barrel Festival is BACK!🎡🎉
🗓️ Mark your calendars: 7th of October is the day you won’t want to miss! 🗓️
🎡 Experience thrilling rides 🐐 Watch exciting events like goat races 🛍️ Shop at the market stalls showcasing local artisans 🍷 Indulge in mouthwatering wines & beers from local vendors 🍔 Grab a bite from a selection of food trucks 🎶 Groove to the rhythm of live musical acts. 🔥And most importantly WATCH THE BURNING OF THE BULL SCULPTURE
There’s something for everyone, from the little ones to the young at heart! 💫
Stay tuned as we unveil more exciting details, attractions, and surprises in the coming weeks.

 

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The 10th Aussie Bird Count

 

Save the date and invite your friends – the Aussie Bird Count is coming up and we can’t wait!
Join us for our tenth Aussie Bird Count from October 16‒22 by registering as a counter at: https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/
To take part in Australia’s biggest citizen science event, simply: 1. Register as a counter via the Aussie Bird Count website 2. Download our Aussie Bird Count app 3. Pick a spot – you can count in your own backyard, local park or favourite outdoor space, or even from the comfort of your own home! 4. Enter your location in the app and get counting by recording the number of species you see in a 20-minute period, and 5. Submit your count using the app or our handy web form.
Each count takes just 20 minutes and helps BirdLife Australia’s scientists track how our urban bird populations are faring – and just by counting, you’ll go into the running to win some incredible prizes!
Register today and help us make the tenth Aussie Bird Count our biggest and best one yet.

 

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Wanneroo Street Food – Mullaloo Hawkers Market

CITY OF JOONDALUP, WE ARE COMING SOON!! Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo Oct 1st, 15th, 29th, & Nov 12th Food Trucks, Free Silent Disco, Music, Market Stalls, Cool Vibes! 

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET EXCITED PEOPLE, AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
 
After SIX HUGE seasons and now more than 27k Facebook followers for Wanneroo Street Food and 9.2k Facebook followers for Stirling Street Food, we simply cannot wait to serve up some delicious street food at a park near you!
Starting from Sunday October 1st 2023 at our NEW Mullaloo Street Food Hawkers Market at Tom Simpson Park. This season we have decided to only operate from Friday to Sunday at SIX locations in both the City of Wanneroo and the City of Stirling. Each location fortnightly.
 
Please note that many locations have been left out from last season due to customer support, the locations selected have proven to be consistently busier for the food trucks.
 
Please see the photos below that indicate the locations and dates. Our events in Wanneroo and Stirling always start from 5pm – 8:30pm. Our NEW Mullaloo Street Food Hawkers Market is separate from the program and it’s event time is from 4pm-8pm.

 

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Midland Farmers Market

Midland Sunday Growers Markets. 7:00am-12:00pm. Don’t forget midland farmers market is open every Sunday rain hail or shine, so why not treat yourself and come down to the Midland Farmers Market this Sunday for some fresh produce. Friendly dogs allowed. There is dog treats available too that the proceeds go to helping rescue animals. There’s plants, fresh gin, gin olive oil and many other stalls. Come down and see for yourself.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Stirling Farmers Markets is a community event supporting local growers/makers and is a project of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Shop for your weekly fresh fruit and vege, honey, bread, meat and seasonal produce. Coffee van and hot food available onsite. For more information regarding the Stirling Farmers Markets, please visit their website here or Facebook page here.

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Palmyra Western Farmers Markets

Palmyra Western Farmers Market is a genuine growers market, held every Sunday! Farm fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, honey, olive oil, pickles, preserves, organic bread, pastries, breakfast burgers, juice, fair-trade coffee, cut flowers, seedlings and much more…

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The Local Farmers Market Honeywood

 

We are OPEN!
 
All our wonderful stalls and trucks are hear and ready! We have lots of NEW stalls, and we have NEW FOOD stalls too!
 
Come down grab something to eat and enjoy the atmosphere!

Sunday mornings from 8am until 12 noon

Located on the oval next to Honeywood Primary School in Wandi

 

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Walk & Talk Yokine

 

Come join our walking group Walk & Talk Yokine (we are over 50 members)!
 
We know it can be daunting to join a new group. But, not to worry, we are all still new and know how it feels and will make you feel welcome.
 
We meet every Sunday at 8.00 next to the coffee van, located next to the big playground at Yokine reserve. There is plenty of parking, and we can have a coffee afterwards. You don’t need to RSVP; just come along!
 
Join us MyHealthScript Group, for up-to-date info.
 
We will walk 1 round around Yokine reserve. We have walkers that only do 1/2 a loop, walkers that walk fast and some walk slow, so do not worry. We will try to accommodate your fitness level.
 
Anyone welcome!

 

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Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market

 

EVERY SATURDAY, 8AM – 12NOON

Located in the lush courtyard of our beautiful organic community farm, our Farmer’s Market is the perfect destination for growers and consumers who are passionate about ethical and sustainable produce. The market’s focus is:

  • Organic, biodynamic and spray free WA produce
  • Supporting small, local WA growers and producers
  • Locally made artisan goods
  • Supporting a sustainable lifestyle with minimal packaging and eco-friendly home and beauty products

 

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Loose Parts Play

Loose parts is a child-directed activity aimed at supporting children’s right to play.

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The York Festival 2023

The York Festival is an annual two-week arts festival taking place each spring (Djkilba and Kambarang in the Noongar six seasons) in the historic town of York, on Ballardong Noongar country. Theatre & Dance Jazz, Pop & Classical Noongar Culture Community & Family Books & Writing We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people.  We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Visit: Home | The York Festival for updated information  

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Sunday Screenings

Catch a film at Nedlands Library these school holidays!

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Turtle Time

Join us for a turtley awesome school holiday program and meet Fiona the flatback turtle! We will spend time in the sand building her life cycle while we explore some of the threats turtles face at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre Watermans Bay. We will work together to think of ways we can protect these amazing animals and their homes into the future.   This activity is suitable for children 4-7 years of age. Tickets must be purchased for participating children only. f and volunteers.  

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Mindfulness Matters Rockingham | Rockingham | School Holiday Program (8-12)

A fun 2-day holiday workshop for kids (8-12yrs) to learn about positive friendship behaviour and tips for making and keeping friends.

Join us for an exciting Mindfulness Matters program, designed specifically for children aged 8-12 years! This program is all about exploring mindfulness and emotions in a supportive and safe environment.

On Day 1, we have a range of engaging activities planned, including crafts, games, and social activities.

On Day 2, get ready for an unforgettable excursion to Laser Blaze, followed by a movie in the afternoon at United Cinemas. It’s the perfect opportunity for participants to bond, have fun, and create lasting memories.

When

Monday 2 October | 9:30am – 3:00pm

Tuesday 3 October | 9:45am – 3:00pm

Attendees are required to attend both days.

 

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Light Up Garden – October School Holidays – Kids Event

Create your own secret garden. Use collage materials to create a colourful garden that lights up with LED tealight candles. Ages 5+
 

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Nature Photography for Beginners

Nature Photography for Beginners @ Wellington Discovery Forest  Come explore the colours of the Jarrah forest this spring and capture a moment in nature with our photography workshop. Bring along your camera (the best camera is the one you have in your hand – so bring a phone, tablet, DSLR – whatever you have) and be guided along the Jarrah walk trail by our experienced photographer. Learn tips on how to better focus, zoom, use your settings to your advantage and improve your composition, all to enhance your nature, landscape and portrait shots.  You will:

  • Explore nature through the eyes of a photographer’s lens
  • Discover a variety of photographic skills and how to capture that special photo

This workshop is designed for those aged 8 years and older including beginner adult photographers. Accompanying adults and younger siblings do not require a ticket unless they wish to also participate.  Please contact us on swecoed@dbca.wa.gov.au or 9725 4300 if you have any questions regarding this activity.

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Petting Zoo at the Old Mill

Come join us at the Old Mill to get up close and cuddly with some gentle farm animals from Old Mac Donald’s Travelling Farm!

Monday 2nd October 2023 | 10am – 1pm | Old Mill

This is a free, all-ages event hosted by the City of South Perth Libraries as part of the September School Holiday program.

Tickets are not required.

Drop in whenever suits you!

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Art and craft Session & Youth Centre Drop In, Ages 11 – 17yrs.

Come along and join our art and craft session doing Scrap-booking, Paint pouring, screen printing

Join us for this fun activity! Bring along some of your favourite photos as we get creative and enjoy scrap-booking, paint pouring, and screen printing basics. In this fun workshop we will learn about the basics of design and colour, tools and techniques and just get creative.

This session will give you the confidence to continue being creative’ in your own time.

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Gross Human Biology workshop with Einsteins Australia @ Wanneroo Library

Let’s explore our awesomely gross bodies! in this hands-on workshop about our circulatory and respiratory systems.

Discover fascinating facts about the human body in this hands on STEAM workshop.

What does your heartbeat sound like? How does blood move around your body? Why do you produce snot?

All this will be revealed as we investigate our circulatory and respiratory systems.

 

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School Holiday Family Guided Tours

Specially designed guided tours for Children and Families at AGWA.

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School Holidays – Bollywood Infusion dance workshop (Age 5-12 years)

Children will learn about the folk and classical origins of the dances, and the symbolism of some of the moves.

Bollywood is an important part of modern Indian culture, referring to the Hindi film industry, and categorised by colourful displays of music, dance, and costume.

Bollywood Infusion presents a vibrant Bollywood Dance workshop where students will learn about the folk and classical origins of the dances, and the symbolism of some of the moves. Participants will learn a short routine backed by Bollywood music and get to try some moves for themselves!

 

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Nature art workshop

Free drop-in nature art workshop with local artist Jodie Davidson

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Wonderful Waterbirds

South Perth wetlands are home to a range of water birds of all shapes and sizes. Through interactive games and activities, discover why each bird has a different beak and body shape and how their special features help them survive in and around the water. Scoop through the water to investigate what these birds are eating and find out why we should all say NO to feeding birds bread!   

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Natures kaleidoscope @ Wellington Discovery Forest 

The beauty of nature shows itself in many forms – a variety of colours, shapes and textures and patterns. Be guided on a kaleidoscopic nature walk through the jarrah forest that will open your eyes to the diversity of nature. Then tie-dye your very own t-shirt to take home. 

You will:

  • Explore the forest and tune in the many colours and shapes that exist
  • Discover the myriad of colours in nature and use this as inspiration for your creative project, tie dying a t-shirt. 

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Super Senses Morning (Oct ’23) – Waterford Plaza

SUPER SENSES MORNING Facilitated by Gowrie Early Learning and Community Services Tuesday 3 October – 10am to 11am (2 sessions available)

💥 SUPER SENSES MORNING – TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER (10AM TO 11AM)💥

Facilitated by Gowrie Early Learning and Community Services

Join us for a morning of sensational sensory experiences that promote exploration, self-identity and discovery for children aged 4 years and under.

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Spring, Seeds & Sunflowers

Spring time at an orchard means all hands to the field as pruning is finished and thinning starts!

Come to the history house museum to find out about the life of some early Armadale orchardists, then sew your own bio-degradable plant pot and sow your own plant to bring home!

Suitable for children 7 to 12 years of age.

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RAC Bike Basics Workshop- Learn to Ride Children

Learn to ride a bicycle with our complimentary sessions suitable for children ages 3+

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What Bird is That? @ Mangrove Cove, Bunbury 

Join us and volunteers from Birdlife Bunbury as we take a gentle walk along the edge of the Leschenault Inlet and the mangrove boardwalk to spot the variety of bird species present. Tune in your hearing to different bird calls and use binoculars to help identify the different bird species that call the Inlet and the surrounding vegetation their home.  If we are lucky, we may spot the resident ospreys nesting or plunging into the water in search of their breakfast. Please note this experience is for the whole family and children must be under the responsibility of their adults at all times.  Please contact us on swecoed@dbca.wa.gov.au or 9725 4300 if you have any questions regarding this activity. See website for terms and conditions or for more information. 

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Junk Instrument Making Workshop

Create a musical instrument from ‘junk’. Junkadelic workshops show what is possible with a little imagination and a whole lot of junk!

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Myra Staffa Life’s Objects – Children’s Art Workshops – Subiaco Museum

Children’s school holiday art workshop led by Subiaco artist Myra Staffa

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Incredible Years Program

Incredible Years is coming back to Collie. If you are interested in this amazing life changing 14 week parenting workshop, inbox us or call the Centre on 9734 3364. Spaces are limited, creche available. A big thank you to South 32 and Parenting Connections for funding this program!

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Parent Support Group – LGBTQIA+: FREE

The Meeting Place Fremantle (Parlour Room) 

A safe space for parents of rainbow kids to share, learn and connect. This free, drop-in support session will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. These sessions are presented in Partnership with Fremantle Library and Community Development. 6.00pm -8.00pm | The Meeting Place- Parlour Room | FREE If you have any questions, please email fremantlelbgt@gmail.com .

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Learn to Ride Workshop

Learn to Ride Bicycle Education for children 3 to 5 years of age

In support of Bike Month join People on Bicycles for this fun and educational session where children can learn to develop their bike riding skills.

The Learn to Ride Workshop is for children 3-5 years of age. This is a ‘drop in’ session only and children and parents can come and go as they please.

Please do not bring your own bike or helmets. People on Bicycles will supply all helmets and bicycles. Please include your child’s height when registering for the event.

Children, families and adults welcome. Please register one ticket for each child participating.

This session is free, and places are limited! Weather allowing, the session will take place on the tennis courts behind Palms Community centre. Please bring water to drink.

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Young Mums Program (16 to 24yrs)

For Mums aged 16 to 24 years

Sessions often include guests and activities about:

  • sleeping
  • toileting
  • managing tantrums
  • budgeting
  • self care
  • cooking for healthy lunchboxes


Starting February 2nd, 2023, Thursdays 9.30am to 11.30am

For more information or to register
 call 9795 9308 or email:hrfcadmin@hudsonfamilycentre.org.au

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SUSTAINABLE FASHION YOUTH VOLUNTEER DAY

Be inspired to make volunteering part of your future.

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world after oil. The over consumption of cheap, fast fashion is having a catastrophic social and environmental impact, but there are things that we can do to create positive change!

Volunteering WA is proud to be partnering with Good Sammy on a special youth volunteering day where you will get a hands-on perspective of the amazing and complex work that goes into recycling discarded fashion. The day will include a tour of Good Sammy’s huge recycling facility, talks by industry experts and a hands-on volunteer experience. You will also hear about how you can get involved in more volunteering and build skills and experiences that will support your path towards future employment.

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Children’s Art Therapy Workshops with Pharmacy 777 Counselling Clinic

The one-hour workshops will include an art activity incorporating relaxation training with and psychoeducation.

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What Ability Day at WA Athletics Stadium

The What Ability Day at WA Athletics Stadium is a free disability inclusive event to meet your local athletes.

We’re inviting people with a disability, and their family, to join us on the day! There will be an:

  • Activity zone to play alongside our What Ability Athletes
  • Chill out zone to hang out with friends
  • Media zone to see our athletes and key What Ability support workers

Details

  • Thursday, 5 October 2023
  • 11am-1pm Participants & Families
  • Stephenson Ave, Floreat WA 6014

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The Young Songwriters Showcase

Enjoy an evening of live music, shining a light on some of Mandurah’s emerging talent from The Young Songwriters’ Club.

Enjoy a free evening of live music that shines the light on some of Mandurah latest emerging talents aged 14-20 years.

The Mandurah Young Songwriters Club is a place where young songwriters can connect, develop their craft and learn from industry professionals such as Dulcie, Sash Seabourne, Marksman Lloyd, Stella Cain and Finn Pearson. Throughout 2023 the club has met up fortnightly to gain practical skills around songwriting and various roles within the music industry

This bespoke event is curated and facilitated the program participants themselves under the guidance of Chop Street Music mentors Jarrad Wheildon, Callum Benzies and Nur Azman. Come along to see the culmination of this program in an impressive display of music and songwriting!

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Starry Skies @ Wellington Discovery Forest

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been observing the skies for millennia. It is where ancestral beings exist and observe. It is both a map and guide to navigation, seasons and cultural practice. Come join the Nearer to Nature SW team, Harvey Aboriginal Corporation and the Astronomical Society of the South West for a night under the stars, sharing, listening and learning about the night sky from each other.  This is family friendly event where we can all learn more about how the sky connects to the land. Bring your camp chair and blanket and enjoy a night of story-telling with local traditional owners around a campfire with damper before being guided by members of the Astrological Society to get a closer look at the night sky with telescopes. The activity will run for approximately 2.5 hours. Dress appropriately for the weather. BYO camp chairs and blankets if its cool. Bring a torch.  If you wish to make a night of it, there is accommodation available in the Wellington Forest Cottages. Go to wfccc.com.au to book.  

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WA Reptiles

Join us at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in this fun hands-on animal encounter, Learn about some of Western Australia’s amazing reptiles, their characteristics and their quirks and then get to meet some of these incredible locals.  This activity is suitable for children 4 -7 years of age. Tickets must be purchased for participating children only

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Autism Early Access Session

On the first Saturday of the month the DFES Education & Heritage Centre hosts an early access session to support children with autism and their families to explore and enjoy the Old Perth Central Fire Station. It’s an opportunity to visit the Centre your own way and without the crowds. Bookings are essential – educationandheritage@dfes.wa.gov.au

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ONE Subiaco Markets Grand Launch Event

Set on the original site of the old Subiaco Markets, join us for the grand launch of the new retail precinct at ONE Subiaco & Seddon Street.

Join us in celebrating the grand launch of ONE Subiaco’s ground floor retail precinct, a truly remarkable event for the whole family to enjoy. This family-friendly event is a heart-warming tribute to the past, present, and future of Subiaco’s vibrant community, brought to you in collaboration with the City of Subiaco and Blackburne Property Group.

Immerse yourself and your children in the charm of the festivities, where local businesses and artisans converge to create an unforgettable market experience suitable for all ages. While you explore the delectable bites and exquisite handcrafted treasures at ONE Subiaco Markets, your little ones can delight in a range of exciting children’s activities and entertainment specially prepared to keep them engaged and enchanted. From face painting to sensory play, ONE Subiaco Markets offer not only a gateway to an extraordinary world of flavour, culture, and creativity but also a memorable day of family fun and togetherness.

For more details, visit onesubiacomarkets.com.au

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Creative Crafts – Museum Family Activity

Come and learn how to make some paper flowers.

Spring has sprung and while the wildflowers are blooming, come spend a morning at the museum these school holidays learning old-fashioned craft skills. We will be making paper flowers and bouquets to brighten up your day. The museum will also teach how to press flowers and use them to decorate cards and bookmarks. Make sure to bring along a flower or two to learn how the flower press works.

Our collection of pressed flower cards and flower press machines will be on display for a bit of inspiration.

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Spring Fashion Pop Up in The City

Rag Pop Up is back at the Perth Town Hall for their Spring Edition Fashion, Beauty & Accessories Pop Up in the City

Expect a vibrant Spring Fashion, Beauty and Accessory extravaganza at this fabulous venue!

Shop 60+ local designers and makers, from clothing to jewelry, beauty products, bags, hats and more.

The fashion market offers a unique shopping experience for fashion lovers. It is a place where creativity and individuality are celebrated, and designers are encouraged to be experimental and showcase their unique talents.

Whether you’re looking for a new statement piece or just want to browse and discover new and exciting designs, Rag Pop Up is a must-visit destination for any fashion enthusiast.

Fashion lovers will also be treated to a hand-picked selection of designer & high end pre-loved fashion and up-cycled stalls together with informative Spring & Summer styling workshops.

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Double Book Launch!

Celebrate the release of Sean’s new picture book & graphic novel with a morning of readings, craft & school holiday fun for the whole family

Looking for a fun holiday activity to share with your kids?

Bring them down to the beautiful Grove Library in Peppermint Grove to celebrate the launch of award-winning author-illustrator, Sean E Avery’s new graphic novel (7 – 10) and picture book (5 – 8).

Sean will be reading his new stories; entertaining with a draw-along; and signing books. There will also be a table of crafts for kids and a cafe in the library for parents to get their cake and coffee fix.

This will be a lot of fun for the whole family. Don’t miss out. 🙂

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Camp Quality Convoy Perth

Bring the Family Along for a Truckin’ Good Time! On Sunday, 8 October, more than one hundred trucks will undertake a 53km journey throughout the streets of our capital for the inaugural Convoy Perth. Raising funds for Camp Quality, Convoy Perth will bring the community together in support of kids and families impacted by cancer.   The truck convoy will depart from and return to the Perth Hockey Stadium Carpark, proceeding along major roads through Bentley, Welshpool, Morley, Osborne Park, Karrinyup and Perth City. Perth Hockey Stadium Carpark will then host a FREE Family Festival from 10.30am – 2.30pm, where the community can cheer on the trucks as they cross the finish line and check them out up close at the ‘Show and Shine’. The festival will be packed with entertainment, experiences and catering for kids and adults alike; including food trucks, rides, inflatables, face painting, roving entertainment by the Camp Quality Puppets, Emergency Services Displays, live music, and fundraising awards to recognise the amazing efforts of those involved.   For those who can’t make it to the festival, but still want to support the truckers, check out the Perth Convoy route on the website to find out where you can setup your cheer station. Pom-Poms, signage and plenty of waves are welcome! Through Convoy Perth, Camp Quality is aiming to raise $60,000 towards their Family and Kids’ Camps. Camp Quality brings positivity, fun and laughter back into the lives of kids facing cancer through programs and services that help build optimism and resilience through community and education. Be a part of event history, and bring the family down to the Perth Hockey Stadium Carpark for the inaugural Camp Quality Convoy Perth for what promises to be a truckin’ good time in support of a good cause.     

Convoy Perth Timings: 9.00am – Convoy Departure 10.15am – Convoy Arrival (approximate) 10.30am – 2.30pm Family Festival   

More Information: Cost: FREE Contact: Elle Mazza, Event Manager – Camp Quality Website: https://campquality.me/fam_festival Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1248230352488766 Email: convoy@campquality.org.au Phone: (08) 9388 8533

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Repair Lab at Lake Monger

The Cambridge Community Shed is now home to Repair at the Lake, a community initiative to help you fix your belongings and reduce landfill. Skilled volunteers will help you with repairs to clothing/textiles, bikes, furniture, jewellery, battery-operated electronics, general household items and more. If you’re unsure whether your item can be fixed, bring it down and we’ll see what we can do! Repair at the Lake is a free, family friendly community event. Location: Cambridge Community Shed at Lake Monger 146 Gregory Street, Wembley. Time: Please refer to specific times for event dates below. Register for our next event!

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Tractor Parade

See, hear and smell the machinery that has played such an important role in the development of our state.

Chugging their way from the Tractor Museum, around Village Circle to Revolutions Transport Museum and back, the Tractor Parade is a great opportunity to see the ‘museum’ come to life! Tractors depart the Tractor Museum at 1.15pm, and best viewing is near the Tractor Museum, at the Village Junction Station and along the car parks (especially between the Visitor Information Centre and Whiteman Park Administration). Don’t forget to watch out for Tail-End Charlie bringing up the rear!  

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Food Sensations for Children program

Come along to this FREE health eating and cooking program for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0-5 years!

Take the stress out of mealtimes and learn how to plan, select and cook healthy meals that the whole family will love.

The first five years of our children’s lives are vital for developing healthy eating habits and building strong, healthy bodies and minds. Our Food Sensations for Children program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to guide your children to become confident eaters.

Join us to learn:

  • Healthy eating for the whole family
  • Types and textures of foods that will help your child grow and develop
  • How to teach children to eat and make mealtimes less stressful
  • How to read food labels, prepare lunchboxes, and keep food safe
  • How to shop and feed the family on a budget
  • How to cook and prepare quick, healthy and low-cost family meals.

During each session, get to know other parents in your community and learn through fun and engaging activities. You also cook tasty new recipes that will be shared with the group and your children at our in-person sessions.

Each week you receive a free recipe book so you can continue to cook at home, as well as other great resources including our Let’s Feed the Family book, shopping bag and kids’ healthy eating plate.

The Food Sensations for Children Program is generously supported by Telethon.

 

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Bayswater Twilight Markets – October Market

Bayswater Twilight Markets
🥟 Food Trucks 🎁 Artisan Stalls 🎶 Live Music 🤩 Fun for the whole family!

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Picnic in the Park – Mullaloo (Mental Health Week ’23)

This Mental Health Week we are recognising the work that carers do for their loved one by holding Picnic in the Parks across WA.

Join us this Mental Health Week 2023, as we celebrate caregivers with a Picnic in the Park! Bring your family and friends for a relaxing time and fitness activities. Plus, there’s FREE Boost Juice and Donuts for everyone! It’s a chance to connect with your community.

Learn more about the different local mental health services in your area.

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All Things Weird & Wonderful Halloween Market

We are back with the first Guildford Twilight Market of the 2023/24 season and it’s going to be a SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT with 90+ Anime, Oddities, Artisan, Curiosities and Kawaii vendors featuring. all things Weird and Wonderful.
Follow the TRICK or TREAT TRAIL, who knows where it will lead you!!
Enjoy fabulous Food and Entertainment along with FREE Children’s Activities.
Register for our HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADES with great prizes to be won. CHILDREN – (13 and under) & DOGS – (on leads at all times) Dress in your best Trick or Treat costume. From ghosts and ghouls to pumpkins we LOVE it all.
6.15pm -CHILDREN’S Parade followed by the DOG parade. Enquiries – Email guildfordmarket@gmail.com
Stirling Square is a short stroll (3 -5mins) from the Guildford Train Station alongside the Perth to Midland Cycle Track.

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Bike It Beeliar – Beeliar Community Association free social bicycle ride

FREE, family friendly, guided, social bicycle ride in Beeliar and Yangebup

Guided by People on Bicycles and hosted by Beeliar Community Association, with support from City of Cockburn.

This free & family-friendly bicycle ride will help you build your confidence if you have not ridden in a while, and teach you tips on road safety. Bring a friend or your family, or make some new friends, and enjoy a stop for lunch along the way (own cost).

Meet us at Beeliar Village carpark at 9:45 for FREE coffee from Jamaica Blue, then we will head through Beeliar to Yangebup Lake. Stick around for lunch and a drink, or head home anytime that suits you.

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Childrens Week 2023: Fuel to Go & Play brings you Educated by Nature

Come and enjoy Imagination Play with Imagination Village – a nature-based incursion at your local Meerilinga Children and Community Service

Imaginative play is crucial to early social, cognitive and emotional development. A chance to interact with others, understand roles, develop empathy and test out theories. Children will have an opportunity to connect with their imagination to create cubby villages and small worlds, dress up and create a tea party with natural materials, and explore old fashioned grinders to grind up herbs and flowers to make potions.

 

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Calm in the Storm | Fremantle headspace

Explore ways to ground yourself when challenges arise with your loved one being unwell, using mindfulness & meditation skills

This one-day workshop explores ways to ground yourself when challenges arise with your loved one being unwell, using mindfulness and meditation skills. It is an opportunity to meet other carers, share their stories and enjoy some creative fun therapeutic activities.

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Cook Healthy Meals on a Budget with Foodbank WA @ Girrawheen Library

Learn. Cook. Share. Cooking on a budget demo: Lean Mean Curry!

Learn. Cook. Share. Healthy Eating

Learn how to cook a Lean Mean Curry with qualified and experienced nutritionists and dietitians. We are recognising Anti-Poverty Week in this valuable workshop, guaranteed to save.

Join us and learn about good affordable food and nutrition through a fun nutrition education session, enjoy a hands-on cooking experience and then share a tasty meal together.

Foodbank provides food relief to more than a million people each month. Foodbank are the pantry to Australia’s charity sector, providing food and groceries to 2,625 frontline charities.

FREE – bookings essential

Please cancel your tickets or advise one of our team if your plans change and you are unable to attend this event.

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Carramar Thursday Boutique Markets

Come along and enjoy indoor shopping for all your arts, crafts, gifts & wonderful misc items

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Fuel to Go & Play brings you Educated by Nature

Come and enjoy Imagination Play with Imagination Village – a nature-based incursion at Meerilinga Ballajura

Imaginative play is crucial to early social, cognitive and emotional development. A chance to interact with others, understand roles, develop empathy and test out theories. Children will have an opportunity to connect with their imagination to create cubby villages and small worlds, dress up and create a tea party with natural materials, and explore old fashioned grinders to grind up herbs and flowers to make potions.

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Raising Resilient Children | HelpingMinds X City of Joondalup

A FREE interactive 1.5 hour for parents/guardians of 2-10 years old to highlight what mental health and mental health challenges look like.

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Community Stargazing

Join us for a night of Stargazing and learning more about the night sky

The evening will start off with a planets astronomy presentation at CREEC.

Then outside into the Kent Street Weir Park for a tour of the night sky followed by viewing through telescopes

If the weather is cloudy then we will have a different experience with solar system presentations and hands on games . Either way it sure to be a good night.

Please wear closed in shoes and bring a torch.

Suitable for adults , children and families

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Halloween Ghost Fun Train

Step aboard the Mini Toot Tourist Fun Train in Mandurah for an unforgettable Halloween event like no other! Embrace the ghostly spirit and dress up in your spookiest Halloween costumes as we embark on a thrilling and fun-filled journey together. Halloween Ghost Fun Train Highlights:

  • The friendly drivers will be transformed into eerie Halloween characters, adding a touch of frightful fun to the ride.
  • The Mini Toot will be adorned with brand new chilling decals and spine-tingling decorations, creating an eerie atmosphere that’s perfect for the occasion.
  • Enjoy a hair-raising experience with Halloween-themed music and captivating spooky stories during the entire ride.
  • Keep your eyes peeled as we might encounter some additional scary characters along the route, adding extra excitement to the journey.
  • Show off your creativity and dress up in your most impressive Halloween attire, because The Tourist Fun Train Company will be giving away fantastic prizes for the best-dressed passengers throughout the Halloween period.
  • On the actual Halloween day, get ready for a thrilling “Trick or Treat” extravaganza on the Mini Toot Fun Train! It’s a treat-filled adventure you wouldn’t want to miss

 

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Raising Children in a Digital World

A workshop for parents of children aged 4-12 years

Participants will learn strategies to help them support their children in a digital world including how to best use technology to enhance their child’s development, rather than detract from it.

This an event for grown-ups, it is not suitable for children to attend.

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Supporting Children Safely for Travel

Explore car seat solutions for kids with disabilities. Join us to ensure safe and accessible travel!

Car travel can be exciting, providing us with a sense of freedom and access to our community and beyond! For children with disabilities and their families however, the right piece of equipment can be the difference between safe and unsafe access to vehicle transportation. Whilst “off the shelf” car seats provide some support for occupants, for children with less postural control this may be insufficient. This session will run through the vehicle transport considerations for children. Starting with an outline of a transport plan, we will identify the areas of focus required through age groups from 0 to 16. Once a transport plan has been identified we will then focus on solution considerations within the following areas of vehicle transport: Car Seats, Vehicle seat positioning, Transfers and Wheelchair access.

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Time For Stories at the Ferry Tram

Join the City of South Perth and the South Perth Historical Society for Story Time at the Ferry Tram!

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Halloween Party at Lollipop’s Ellenbrook

It’s the most spooktacular time of year ~ Join in the fun at our Halloween Disco weekend at Lollipop’s Playland Ellenbrook!
To enter our Halloween Playland you must dress up in your finest Halloween costumes – we will judge the best dressed during the night. You can expect endless play, dancing, and a visit from Lollipop the Cat!
2 dates: Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October (Saturday will open once Friday sells out) Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm Child entry is $12.95 and adults are FREE! Price includes free Halloween sweets for the kids.
To avoid sad faces, we recommend you purchase your tickets early!

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Steam Haus Halloween Twilight Markets

Free entry and all ages welcome! The back car park of Steam Haus Cafe and Roxy lane. Twilight markets with a large variety of vendors including jewellery, pottery, honey, plants, gifts, candles, local artwork and more! Steam Haus Cafe will be open late with a spooky Halloween menu 👻 202 Whatley Cres, Maylands 

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Paw-some Day Out

It also features a range of fun-filled activities for you and your best friend to spend a memorable day together. For more information please visit the Paw-some Day Out Facebook event page.

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York Farmers Market SPRING 2023

York Farmers Market SPRING 2023
Sunday 29th October
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indoor Basketball Stadium (York Recreation and Convention Centre)
 
We had excellent feedback from the first York Farmers Market so here’s the next one!
Thank you to all the stallholders and the continued support from our community.
 
Interested in a stall? Contact us at admin@wilsongardencare.com to secure a spot.
Please share this post around with family and friends.

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About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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